I loved London! Past Review

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 08/29/2018 to 12/15/2017 with

AIFS: London - Richmond International Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I matured and I'm more interested in traveling and living abroad

Review Photos

AIFS: London - Richmond International Internship Program Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Small University with two campus. A lot of resources. Small class sizes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Helpful. Very personable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The building is old, not as clean.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

A lot of American students not much integration with locals and local culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

My friend got bitten by a bed bug and she received health treatment

* Safety:

One of the safest and most secure neighborhoods in London

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I would choose a program that allowed more access to local students


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not easy at all b/c London's cost of living is high. The cost of food was expensive and the food hall has strict hours and was closed on the weekends.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $65
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save. Book trips a head of time. and Get a card that wont charge you to take money out abroad


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Courses
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The British workforce and school system

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.